Julie Jacobson / AP
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 | 9:15 p.m.
Superstar Mexican pop-rock band Maná will perform at a campaign rally for President Barack Obama in Las Vegas on Sunday, a campaign spokesman confirmed late Wednesday.
Obama is coming to Southern Nevada for three days leading up to the first presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Oct. 3. He is scheduled to arrive in Las Vegas on Sunday, and will address supporters at a public campaign event at Desert Pines High School, where Maná will also perform. Doors open at 4 p.m. and tickets to the event will be available at Obama campaign field offices throughout the valley beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday.
Maná, a band from Guadalajara that has won four Grammy Awards and seven Latin Grammy Awards, was last in Las Vegas on Sept. 16 for a concert at MGM Grand. The band has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide. This is the band's first performance for the Obama campaign.
In the latest ImpreMedia/Latin Decisions poll of Hispanic voters, 71 percent said they had a “very favorable” or “somewhat favorable” impression of the president, while 26 percent said the same of Romney.
This YouTube video of a live Maná performance has more than 17 million views.